Lyon v Caen Betting Tips: 2 AH+2.5, 2019-05-18

International Football Tips

Ligue 1
Saturday 18th May 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Caen AH+2.5
Bookmaker: bet365
Odds: 1.55 (odds taken at 00:58 GMT, 18 May 2019)

There’s just 2 matches remaining of the French Ligue 1 season and we go around the grounds of a few featured fixtures this Saturday, going next to Lyon taking on Caen as the betting tips continue at the Groupama Stadium with the hosts needing two very big victories and Lille losing twice to stand even the smallest chance of Champions League football next season.

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Lyon Prediction

Lyon sit in 3rd spot in Ligue 1 but find themselves looking more than likely to have to settle for their current position and a Champions League qualifier place as they trail 2nd placed Lille by a 6-point margin with just 2 matches of the season remaining.

Perhaps even more important is that they possess an inferior goal difference (by 14 goals) to Lille, so therefore two 7-0 victories and Lille losing both of their remaining matches looks extremely unlikely.

Lyon seem to have recovered from their recent mini slump which saw them lose back-to-back matches against Dijon and Nantes respectively, as the hosts have bounced back with recent wins over Angers, Bordeaux and Marseille, while they still possess a very steady home record of 11-4-3 34/19.

The hosts have lost just 1 of their last 9 matches on home turf, but they haven’t absolutely dominated their opponents at home as Lyon have won just 2 of their 18 home matches by 3 goals or more (3-0 v Monaco, 5-1 v Toulouse).


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Caen Prediction

Caen sit third from bottom in the French top flight and occupy the relegation play-off spot ahead of their difficult looking trip to face Lyon but the visitors are still fighting for their Ligue 1 lives and have produced some impressive displays in recent weeks.

Caen are unbeaten in their last 4 matches overall in Ligue and have won 3 of these 4 with victories against Nice, Dijon and Reims along with a point against Guingamp, so they’ll fancy their chances of perhaps nicking a point against Lyon here.

Caen’s away record stands at an ordinary looking 3-7-8 13/23 but their glimmer of hope lies in the high number of draws that they’ve achieved away from home this season, and have lost by 3 goals or more in just 1 of their 18 away matches to date.

In addition, Caen have avoided being beaten by 3 goals or more in each of their last 7 meetings against Lyon and will be desperate to get something from this trip.


Key-Facts – Lyon v Caen

  • Lyon have won just 2 of their 18 home matches by 3 goals or more
  • Caen have won 3 of their last 4 matches overall in Ligue 1
  • Caen haven’t lost by 3 goals or more in each of their last 7 meetings against Lyon


Betting Tips Verdict

Lyon are obviously favourites to win this clash but Caen can cover the handicap here as they’re still fighting for Ligue 1 survival.

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